Wednesday night saw the Chieftain boys track and field team qualify 2 events to the Division 1 regional meet next week. The 3200 meter relay boys continued to drop their time as they lowered it 5 plus more seconds to 8:19.04 to claim the final spot to the regional meet. They were 1 second out of 2nd place placing 4th. The CBC winning team consists of Garrett Jenkins, Connor Skidmore, Nate Murphy, and Justin Carper. Each relay member ran their personal best enroute to the new mark.
“This same 4 ran a 9:02.56 less than 3 weeks ago. They have put a lot of time in on the weekends to make sure they peaked at the right time. A 40 second drop is that indicator.”
Junior Brady Burden exercised some pole vault demons as he overcame a trying season to snatch that 4th qualifying spot in pole vault with a 12′ 10″ height. Brady remained steadfast in his focus throughout the season despite encountering several setbacks. His diligence paid off. He too will join the 3200 relay to particpate at the D1 regional meet.
“Last year Brady lost the last qualifying spot to a tie breaker which was disheartening. I cannot be any happier to see things work out for Brady this season as his tenacity pulled him through. He is most deserving and defines rising to the occasion.”
Individually, Garrett Jenkins and Connor Skidmore qualified to the 800 finals on Friday to join the other distance final particpants. Mica Fogan qualified to the finals in discus, but was unable to advance.
“We had several near PR’s in the sprint events. Each of them return next season. We should have a new look sprint core with the hardwork they will put into the off season.”